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I have been looking to contact Dale Hodgins of Victoria, BC,  a regular permies contributor.  
Last I last heard he was going to eradicate some hogweed.  
Thanks.  
 
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Have you tried a purple mooseage?
 
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Dale often disappears off the internet for a while, according to what else he's up to.

I've no reason to suppose he won't be back when he's ready.  
 
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Yes I have purple mooseaged him, no luck.  Thanks for the replies.
 
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We're having a mild fall, so he's probably still doing real world things.  He seems to come online when the weather turns really wet.
 
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Still looking to throw a couple of questions his way. THks
 
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His last post was July last year.
 
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Just heard from him.  He's fine, he's had computer troubles, he's been incredibly busy, he'll be back.  Sometime!
 
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Wonderful news!!! I was worried that the world had lost him. He's a treasure trove of practical information, so I for one will welcome him back.
 
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Burra Maluca wrote:Just heard from him.  He's fine, he's had computer troubles, he's been incredibly busy, he'll be back.  Sometime!



Thank you! I was really worried too!
 
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Right on.  Great to hear he'll be back one day.
Thanks for the update Burra.  Cheers

 
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Here I am. My computer skills are next to nil, yet I'm still able to write this message using voice to text. I know how to cut and paste, to make a link and I know how to crop photos. In the end, my problem seems to have been that the Machinery took the capital letters away from my name. The good news is that NASA and the CIA don't have to worry about me hacking their computer systems.
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Thank you all for your concern, I was incredibly busy for a long while. During a period that should have been my slow season, I was busy every day. Have done almost nothing on my land in the past year, other than a pond that was dug in 90 minutes with my tenants excavator. There's good news on that front. In the middle of August, during the driest season, if the water is sucked out, it refills from beneath at approximately 1200 gallons per day. Hooray. Some of my neighbors who paid much more for their smaller properties, are not able to find any surface water. This pond will not be sealed. Water will be pumped to other locations where the ponds will be sealed.
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Every other project has been put on hold. I made some money and expect to completely pay off a small mortgage and have some left over. Boom!
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I've come up with an idea. The moment it popped into my head I thought, damn I'm brilliant. A minute later I thought, why didn't I think of this years ago? I plan to build at least one small house on a trailer. I get building materials for free. Smaller windows and doors often don't sell. I often get quantities of siding and metal roofing that are too small for most uses. I plan to get my first small house framed, without windows or doors, and then finish it as time and resources permit. The world is crawling with Builders of small homes, but someone who gets building materials for free should have a tremendous advantage in this market. I will also live in unfinished units and store my tools in them at various work locations.

For several years I have kept the cost of keeping a roof over my head at approximately equivalent to 1 days earnings per month. I've lived in some little holes in the wall. Now I will live in a small house behind my truck and I expect the cost of that roof to drop much further.
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6 by 10 trailer has a 10000 pound axle. A very small house will be produced.
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I have returned.
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Water. Sweet murky water! Frogs moved in on day two.
 
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Dale Hodgins wrote: I get building materials for free. Smaller windows and doors often don't sell. I often get quantities of siding and metal roofing that are too small for most uses. I plan to get my first small house framed, without windows or doors, and then finish it as time and resources permit..



WHAT?! Your standards have slipped while you were away. You used to get paid to haul off that free stuff!

Yay  for you for paying off the loan.
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